In this introductory course on Restorative Practices, you will learn how to create safe schools, gain control of the classroom, and address student mental health needs while maximizing academic outcomes. Schools across the nation are implementing alternatives to outdated punishment-based discipline in order to cultivate better classroom management, create positive peer mediation practices, and build community. This course places an emphasis on implementing "real life" solutions that are beneficial to students, teachers and staff.
This course is not associated with the Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Certificate program, and is not applicable toward its requirements.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Teachers (Grade K-12), Administrators, School Counselors, and others wishing to implement classroom-based or school-wide Restorative practices, as an alternative to traditional classroom management and discipline strategies.
Course Materials: None
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